Posts Related to "Networking & Security"

Networking & Security

October 12, 2017

SD-WAN…Proving to Truly be the

In the world of IT, hot topics usually come and go quite quickly.  However, SD-WAN remains a topic of interest among any client with multiple locations. While many networking technologies are often labeled “the next big thing,” SD-WAN is delivering on the promise. Adoption rates are increasing exponentially and production implementations are happening almost daily. […]

June 8, 2017

Family Values: Humanizing IT

When thinking about IT, it is easy to imagine a solitary experience. Our society has painted a picture of an isolated workplace, a civilization that is only linked via a monitor screen or headset. In other words, a world void of face to face human interaction, which sounds like an extrovert’s nightmare. That was my […]

April 3, 2017

Protecting Our End Users from Themselves, Under an Umbrella

Most companies today are faced with greater and greater security risks. Businesses of all types and sizes can be paralyzed by crypto walls and other viruses. The modern organization, even when adhering to best security practices, faces increasing difficulty protecting their environment. Common security practices are not always enough. Typically, we start with simple things […]

January 26, 2017

Encrypting Your Website is Now Monumentally Important

Websites that don’t go full site HTTPS may be in for a surprise in the coming weeks. Google and Mozilla Firefox, popular web browsers, will now show a warning to users who visit websites not accessed through a secure connection. While only sites that collect passwords are impacted, that will still include a vast majority […]

August 23, 2016

WAN Optimization and WAAS

WAN (Wide Area Network) Optimization is often requested by our clients. They want their circuit to perform better than the TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) windows will allow their traffic to. WAAS (Wide Area Application System) is Cisco’s response to this demand. Many of these products look similar, from Riverbed to Silverpeak, but in Cisco’s […]

June 11, 2016

How to Save Money on Circuits

The technology around circuitry is evolving. As a service provider, much of our business is involved in circuits. We feel the pain you feel when there is an outage. Recently in the Chicagoland area, there was an accidental fiber cut with Comcast that resulted in a six-hour outage for some of our clients. Not only […]

May 11, 2016

Wireless Bottleneck Solutions

Wireless growth continues to explode in today’s enterprise networks.  Wireless devices used for production, 1:1 initiatives for education, and BYOD have caused traditional wireless and network infrastructures to strain, and in some cases become, a bottleneck.  On top of that, 802.11ac Wave 2 access points capable of 5Gbps+ have recently been released.  These access points […]